exhumation


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  • noun

Synonyms for exhumation

the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried

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Despite those considerations I am satisfied that special circumstances justifying exhumation are present in the case of Brenda Owen.
Before the exhumation begins, and at the family's request, a minister will conduct a brief graveside blessing for both Mrs Berry and the as yet unidentified remains, as well as the two people buried in the same plot, the respective families of whom we have been unable to identify and inform.
Mr Kitson said if he had not ordered the exhumation the family would "forever be left wondering if an important piece of evidence" had been missed.
The exhumation will tell us whether her bones were intact or all smashed.
If the exhumation is part of an investigation, there needs to be some evidence pointing towards foul play in a person's death.
The exhumation was announced Friday by the foundation that manages his literary legacy.
The date of the exhumation has not been fixed yet, the BBC reported.
The exhumation, from an unmarked grave at Menai Bridge Cemetery, Anglesey, is part of a national bid by police to identify more than 1,100 bodies dating back to the 1950s.
The exhumation began before dawn yesterday, under the cover of huge sheets of blue tarpaulin draped over Arafat's mausoleum in his former government compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
The samples will be handed over to French, Swiss and Russian experts who have flown in for the exhumation and who will examine them in their home countries, the officials said.
The exhumation began early Tuesday, under the cover of huge blue sheets of tarpaulin that have been draped around Arafat's mausoleum in his former government compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
The exhumation began before dawn, under the cover of huge sheets of blue tarpaulin draped over Arafat's mausoleum in his former government compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Arafat's family members had earlier said that the exhumation would probably go ahead on Monday.
Those are three very upsetting times of the year, and now the Greeks are piling on more pain as there is the anniversary of Chris' exhumation and still no answers.
Despite the specific geographic focus in the Burgos region, the analysis is representative of the phenomenon all over Spain and anybody who has followed exhumation processes elsewhere in the country will find many points in common.